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Nov 11, 2009 5:30pm EST
sergeant dale griffin who died two weeks ago in afghanistan. the same flag casket that president obama saluted during a recent visit to dover air force base. on this day for those who remain nameless, the president laid a wreath at the tombs of the unknown. >> to all who have served in every war, in every battle. we say that it is never too late to say thank you. we honor your service. we are forever grateful. we'll take care of them. >> reporter: on their way out of the cemetery, the president and mr. obama broke through tradition and walked acing among the headstones in section 60. where soldiers from iraq and afghanistan are buried. there were similar scenes across the country. >> you know when kids have their days off it from school and everyone is just happy they have a memorial day or veterans day off. i don't think of it this way. >> reporter: this 13-year-old boy scout spent the day to replace broken and faded flags. in new york city, the 90th veterans day parade seemed to have grown in size and popularity. >> now i see how the country really cares for their soldiers. that's a
Nov 24, 2009 5:30pm EST
detail, look ahead to the thanksgiving day straight ahead. >> thank you. >>> president obama has apparently decided to send more u.s. troops to afghanistan. but we won't learn the details until next week. the president says he will present the country with what he calls a clear rationale for afghan policy and predicts the public will get behind him. abc2 news john hendren has more. >> as i said earlier this reflects - >> reporter: decision time on garches. >> it's my intention to finish the job. >> reporter: administration officials say after his ninth and final war council meeting obama will announce in days that he will send in more than 30,000 additional troops. less than the 40,000 requested by the commander of u.s. forces there, general stanley mcchrystal but still a 50% increase. >> it's in our strategic interest, in our national security interest, to make sure that al-qaeda and its extremist allies cannot operate effectively in those areas. >> reporter: some democrats are calling for a war tax to cover the million-dollars it costs to send every troop. >> if this war is imp
Nov 5, 2009 5:30pm EST
to political leaders to have an impact on public policy. they are asking recommendations from president obama's fatherhood task force. >>> the baltimore city police officer stabbed outside of a baltimore city strip club is out of the hospital it happened this morning in edge mere after the club close. the officer was leaving the strip club when he was attacked. the officer managed to get off a shot on his attacker. >>> the man shot by maryland state troopers after throwing rocks at cars in cecil county is facing assault charges. the 50-year-old tossed large rocks at drivers along route 40 on tuesday. one driver said he pulled out a gun. when state police got to the scene troopers say paterson threw rocks at them, too. when he refused to show his hands and lunged at him that trooper opened fire. >>> court documents in the alleged sexual assault against the student at the maryland school for the deaf has been released. he says he was held down by other students who sexually assaulted him with items. four students have been charged. >>> showers continue to make sheer way through the maryland are
Nov 25, 2009 5:30pm EST
were free for travelers taking the fast park shuttle service. >>> the obama's won't be traveling this thanksgiving. they are look forward to their first thanksgiving as the first family. the president got into the holiday spirit today by stirring a fortunate foul. as mr. obama is discovering there is no holidays from the presidency. we have more. >> presidential pardon >> reporter: for a turkey named courage it is a day of thanksgiving. >> thanks to the interventions of them. i was planning to eat this sucker. courage will also be stared this fate >> reporter: the white house ceremony included stimulus humor. >> all told i believe it is fair the save that we have saved or created four turkeys. >> reporter: and an official pardon. >> you are here by pardoned. you will live in disneyland >> reporter: the annual ritual marked a welcome break from the somber decision to send more troops to afghanistan. >> it is tried and tradition for the commander in chief to use as a backdrop military academy. it is a smart one. its a brings to the american people the visual remainer of the gravit
Nov 26, 2009 5:30pm EST
but they stretched what they had to feed the needy. >>> president barack obama is spending his first thanksgiving dinner at the white house with about 50 guests. that's according to the white house. the menu was heavy on the tradition complete with ham, turkey and six kinds of pie. earlier in the day the president called ten u.s. troops stationed around the world and thanked them for their service. >>> the white house is posted to be the most secured building in the country. but when the first couple opened their doors tuesday for the state dinner, apparently the doors were opened too wide. we'll explain why this isn't such a happy holiday from the secret service. >> reporter: trailed by cameras for a possible roll in a reality show they went to the white house for the obama's first state dinner. according to the producers of real housewives d.c. they lied about being invited to the event. there weres nearly 340 guests at the dinner for india's prime minister. so many it had to be held in a tent. >> even with a big house like the white house there is only so many people we can invite. >> reporter
Nov 3, 2009 5:30pm EST
was organized by the spouses of maryland congressmen. all of them helped mrs. obama at a similar event in april. >> it's just so happened i stood next to elijah cummings's wife and dutch ruppersberger's wife. and we looked at each other and said why don't we do this in maryland? >> a turkey will also be delivered with each box. >>> have you been saving your frequent flyer miles for a rainy day? why they may not save you much money this holiday season. >>> plus, have you ever thought about how much energy your tv sets up each day? tips on how to cut back on the energy hog. we'll be right back. on issues important to seniors, senators mikulski and cardin have been leaders, fighting to make health care more affordable and to make sure seniors have access to the medicines their doctor prescribes. now maryland senators can improve medicare and help close the donut hole without raising premiums on seniors by as much as 20%, which some proposals would do. call today -- ask senators mikulski and cardin to support the senate health care reform bill. because we can improve medicare without making seniors
Nov 6, 2009 5:30pm EST
obama ordered flags lowered to half-staff through veterans day. and local woman stayed awake all night after the shooting because her husband is based there, but she couldn't get through on the phone. >> i thought, oh my god. >> nicole baptiste thought her worries were over when her husband returned from iraq. she never expected violence to erupt on a u.s. base. >> my husband just got back from iraq so that was a year of not knowing whether he was dead or alive. >> 's staff sergeant in the army. he transferred from the marine corps in 2006. his wife asked that we not did i see close his last name since he works with military intesmghts he returned from iraq just three days before the shooting that he witnessed. since all communication was shut down, more than 12 hours passed before she knew he was alive. >> i honestly thought that he
Nov 10, 2009 5:30pm EST
on "world news." >> coming up on "world news," president obama leads a memorial service for the victims at fort hood and brian ross has the latest on the investigation. beware of new fees that banks are piling on credit card users. and we observe the 40th anniversary of "sesame street." >>> a howard county student rode to school in style today thanks to the baltimore ravens. todd heap picked up fifth grader travis justice in a limousine and took him to elkridge elementary school. he visited the principal's office and led the kids in fitness activities. >> the entire grade is championing my name. it's just crazy that i actually get to meet an nfl star like todd heap. >> you know, being active and eating healthy and living healthy is huge for their longterm and for their life past elementary school, past school. so it's good to get into a good habit while they are young. >> that kid is a real ravens fan. nfl take a player to school as part of j.c.penney's after school fund. >>> they were strangers a few days ago. now they are lifelong and life-giving friends. their story and much more on
Nov 13, 2009 5:30pm EST
exactly what we're doing and why we're doing it and what it will entail. >> the rest of president obama's week in asia will include a series of meetings with allies. >>> the colorado parents whose spectacular hoax grabbed national attention has added another chapter. this morning in fort collins, the couple pled guilty. clayton sandell has the latest in colorado. >> reporter: richard and his wife arrived almost a month after launching this balloon and a major hoax. >> we are prepared at this point to enter a plea of guilty to attempt to influence a public servant, a class four felony. >> reporter: it is a felony. his wife pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, making a false report. >> it's my judgment that the case is nothing more than a big misdemeanor. >> reporter: richard heene's lawyer says it is part of a deal to keep the family together. his wife is a japanese conviction. she could have been deported. >> they looked at the best interests of the family here. what would be best for the kids and for them. this is not an irrational decision. >> reporter: last month, they feared falcon heen
Nov 9, 2009 5:30pm EST
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